Dr. Hinshaw Did Yesterday's Conference Over Video Call Because She's In Self-Isolation
Alberta's top doctor addressed the public from a TV monitor on Monday, September 28.
Shortly before the press conference, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said on Twitter that she would be delivering her remarks from home as she was self-isolating.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw's self-isolation was a result of a sore throat. She had also gotten tested for COVID-19, which she mentioned in her tweet.
I received my negative result but will remain at home until my symptoms resolve.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw
She added that it's important for everyone to stay home if they're exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, even if they're mild.
"Especially as we head into influenza season, we can help protect our loved ones by staying home until all our symptoms are gone," she said at the end.
As a result, Monday's press conference showed Dr. Deena Hinshaw on a big TV screen rather than in person like we're used to.
At the beginning of her remarks, Hinshaw said that she felt a sore throat on Friday, September 25. She said she will be working from home until her symptoms go away.
The Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro, also took part in the conference. He announced that over a million Albertans have been tested for COVID-19 so far — which he deems a "remarkable accomplishment for our health care system."